most parts of the UK, the most direct access to Fairfield House is via
the M5. From the North, exit at Junction 23, join the A38 South into
Bridgwater and then follow the A39 towards Minehead. On entering
Williton, Fairfield House is about 200 yards past the Railway Inn Pub
on the right.
the South and West, exit at Junction 26, take the A38 North towards
Taunton, then on the outskirts of Taunton take the first exit off the
roundabout, up Silk Mills Road (A3065) and at the next roundabout
follow the A358 towards Minhead. At Williton, follow the A39 towards
Bridgwater and Fairfield House is 300 yards on the left.
For directions, click on the link to Google Maps in the right column
and type your postcode into the directions box. If you are setting a
SatNav, the post code is TA4 4QY and the street number is 51.
note that parking is to the rear of Fairfield House, approached by
turning into Doveton’s Drive to the East of Fairfield House and then
first left to the end of Doveton’s Close (pictured, right).
By Bus or Coach
The nearest major Bus Station is in Taunton. This is serviced from all parts of the UK by National Express with
international links via Eurolines. Their scheduled journey time from
London is about 4 hours. Local coach operators, Berry’s Coaches, also
run an express service from London Hammersmith to Taunton which takes
about 3 hours.
From London, take a train from Paddington Station. These
normally take about 2 hours and leave every hour. For full timetables
and booking, see UK rail timetables and on-line booking.
From Taunton by Bus or Taxi.
To reach Fairfield House from Taunton Railway or Bus Station, take the
number 28 First Bus which leaves half hourly and takes about 35
bus stop in Williton is a five minute walk from Fairfield House. From
the bus stop walk past the Indian restaurant (Bengal Spice) and the
Cooperative store keeping both to your left. Bear right along Long
Street (A39), past The White House until you reach a junction called
North Croft. Fairfield House is at that junction on the left.
are also available from Taunton rail or bus station. However, booking
Abbey Road Taxis ahead on 01984 633555 will save you money.
nearest international airport to Fairfield House is Bristol Airport
which is about 40 miles away. Bristol is serviced from Europe by
Easyjet, Air France, KLM, Ryanair and Aer Lingus among others. Public
transport to Bristol Airport entails taking the Airport Flyer bus to or
from Bristol Temple Meads Station and then a train to Taunton.
A taxi can also be booked to or from Bristol Airport on 01984 633555.
Heathrow Airport is about 2½ hours away from Taunton by train. It can
be reached via Reading and then a Railair coach or via London
Paddington and the Heathrow Express. National Express also run about 10
services daily between Taunton and Heathrow taking between 3 and 4
between Fairfield House and London Gatwick Airport by train is via
Reading. The journey between Taunton and the Airport is hourly and
takes about 2¾ to 3¼ hours.
Useful Phone Numbers:
08457 48 49 50: UK train booking and information
08705 80 80 80: National Express information and booking
01823 331356: Local Taunton bus information